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Not a course I will ever get to see, let alone play I suspect. But if one must nit pick, do a few of the round, flattish, shallow fairway bunkers look a simplistic? dare I say pedestrian? No, not at all.Photos don't pick up the three dimensional aspect. The golf course and it's component elements are brilliant.There seems lots of very interesting traps around the greens and in places where there is some contour to the fairway, but also quite a few simple saucer like things? I am sure they have a function, but were they always like that, or were they once sandy waste areas that over time became constrained? There's a 1938 aerial that reveals more sandy areas/bunkers, but, there's nothing constrained about Shinnecock. Does not seem to have the boldness and perhaps quirkiness to the bunkering that its neighbour does. Different landforms, different style.There's more than ample boldness at Shinnecock.Did you not look at the photos of #'s 9, 10 and 11, just to name a few ?
I note a few trees scattered about. Was it ever over treed and had to be cleared?YES